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Eastern Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood 'Grovflor'

Cornus florida

Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: florida (FLOR-id-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Grovflor
Additional cultivar information:(Spring Grove)



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Baltimore, Maryland

Croton On Hudson, New York

Cincinnati, Ohio (2 reports)

Madison Heights, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 30, 2012, agavebob from dade city, OH wrote:

I can't believe there are no positive comments on this tree. It has always been my favorite native tree. Not just for its floral display (if that's proper since the white petals of the flower are actually bracts) but also its form, bark and fruit (red berries) are all attractive. And did I mention that it grows and flowers in quite a bit of shade being an understory tree. I love this tree and could not allow myself to leave this page without giving a big hooray for cornus florida. Also I used to live in Saltsburg PA where the woods where so full of them that they where almost weeds, but removing them from the wild should not be an option. Buy one instead. Too many of our natives are disappearing where they once grew freely.


On Jan 13, 2010, Tylersays from Madison Heights, VA wrote:

Does the Dogwood qualify as a flower? It's my state flower!
Anyway they're a dime a dozen around here and I can't imagine actually paying for one of these!! Even pinks and reds can be found in the woods around home-site ruins from long ago.

I will say this is a pretty easy tree to graft and experiment with. So get out the duct tape and a nice sharp razor!